Breaking Workshop with Peter Huynh!

Workshop #1: Breaking Basics for Beginners 

12:00 – 1:15pm: $25 in advance/$30 at door

Learn basic breaking skills like top rocking, footwork and transitions with emphasis on style, culture and history.

(Open to all ages, no experience needed)

Workshop #2: Join Kiki’s Breaking Crew

1:30 – 3:00pm: $25 in advance/ $30 at door

Breaking Crew Training: open to dancers interested in joining Kinetic Energy Alive’s Breaking Crew.

Learn battle skills, intermediate footwork & vocabulary, choreography and more.

Both Workshops: (recommended for aspiring dancers)

$40.00 in advance / $50 at door

Grit & Grace IV: Superheroes Among Us

Inside each of us is a hero with the power to transform our lives and those around us. No matter where we are in our growth and evolution – be it reaching for our desires, facing fears, or helping others to become leaders – we are the hero of our story. No matter what happens along the way, success is on our horizon and we are not alone.
Join us for an evening of stories that inspire and intertwine with one another, as everyday people leading everyday lives become… Superheroes Among Us.

INFO:
Show Times: 7:00pm, Friday April 5th & Saturday April 6th only, at the Camden Opera House.
Tickets available online at: https://squareup.com/store/kinetic-energy-alive-dance
Tickets purchased online are held at Will Call the night of the show you selected.
Ticket Price: $15.00 in advance / $17.00 at door
Show length: 2 hours with 15 minute intermission
Seating: General Admission, Seating opens at 6:00pm (Come early to enter raffle to win dance swag and other goodies)
Contact Studio for questions: Kineticenergyalive@gmail.com / 207.975.4450 / www.kineticenergyalive.com

IMPORTANT NOTES:
~ SHOWS SELL OUT! Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Performances typically sell out of tickets for both nights a week before opening night. It’s advised to purchase tickets early.
~ CHILD ADVISORY: While this IS a great family show and a major uplifting event, we do deliver dance pieces in serious and moving ways. Which means if you have a child who does not sit for long periods of time or cries often, it could disturb the audience and the dancers on stage. We ask you to please use your best discretion and consideration if allowing children younger than 6 attend.
~ WE LIKE IT LOUD: It’s always great to HEAR the music, but some people simply have more sensitive ears than others. The director recommends sitting in the middle back section of the first level where the sound is most balanced and you will not be directly near a monitor (speaker).

The Company that shares joy, magic & love!

We are so proud of all of our students, colleagues and community of dance supporters, for their outstanding performances this past weekend of “The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale”, at the Strom Auditorium!  Our whole community standing on their feet to support good, honest and pure work was confirmation that we are doing justice to art, dance theatre, and  providing community involvement opportunities!  Here’s to every person involved in the creation and every dancer who devoted their training and time to this community project.

Thank you Ned White for a fantastic review!

With Deep Bows of gratitude and respect,
Kea

Grit & Grace III: UNLEASHED, The Next Generation

For their 6th Annual Dance Student Showcase, Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions, the dance company that enthralled audiences with its recent production of “The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale,” is excited to announce a new and exciting installment of “Grit and Grace” — showcasing young talent that delivers energy, inspiration, and “messages in movement” for a better world.

While many of us feel uncertainty and frustration about the future, this third installment of “Grit and Grace” honors the dance company’s commitment to communicating goodness, peace, and healing to a troubled world — through the spirit and vitality of a Next Generation of young talent. They are dancers, but they are also soon to be our leaders in a few short years to come.

Director Kea Tesseyman has helped the dancers craft their works to showcase the happiness and joy of each kid, the confidence and drive of each teenager, and the courage and willingness to redefine leadership in each adult. During the two hour performance, multiple styles of hip hop, contemporary, modern and storytelling combine to deliver a fresh and vibrant experience — one of hope and positive change for a better world.

Join with us. Share the excitement and prepare to be… UNLEASHED.

~ TICKET INFO: Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $17.00 at the door. General Seating applies. Tickets purchased in advance are held at Will Call at the Box Office. Use the link below to purchase your tickets.

BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP & FUNDRAISER

Join us on SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH from 11:30am-12:30pm for an incredible opportunity to work with an international Bollywood Dance Star!

Open to all community members. Learn a fun & up beat bollywood dance with this famous instructor AND support a good cause! No dance experience required!

Shereen Ladha is a professional dancer, choreographer, instructor, and social influencer based in Toronto, Canada. She is the owner and director of the popular YouTube channel ‘dancewithSL’ that features dance covers to latest Bollywood hits and tutorial videos, and was selected as YouTube’s Next 15 Canadian Stars on the rise. DancewithSL is also the creative force behind several YouTube viral videos including viral sensation ‘Maafi’ – the Bollywood cover of Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry,’ and the hit stage shows ‘Roots: A Journey Through India’ and ‘Rihla’ which is currently on tour.

OUR CAUSE: Young Teachers Training Program
Five teenage dance students are in a rigorous teacher training program with K.E.A. Dance Productions. These students are taking on the responsibilities of fundraising and creating 2 big projects: Producing the 6th Annual Studio Showcase “Grit & Grace III: UNLEASHED” May 18th & 19th, Camden Opera House, and a week of training at incredilbe studios in New York City. All proceeds go to support the students in their misison to make thier dreams of becoming dance teachers come true!

“The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale”

An Original Dance Theatre Adaptation

In their 8th year of delivering unique, inspiring and high-energy performances, Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions is excited to introduce their first Dance Theatre Production of The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, an Original Dance Theatre Adaptation with the local communities and people who come from all over the state of Maine to see it. With a riveting added twist to the story, never before seen or told, this dance company blends multiple dance styles, music and format to retell this epic classic on stage – NOT to be missed.

Written, choreographed and directed by Kea Tesseyman (Owner of Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions), she lets the audience in on the background of the making of this Original Adaptation:

“When I was nine, I received The Lion King soundtrack from the Disney classic for Christmas and my parents did everything they could to keep me from crashing off of couches and tables as I bounced around the house as my favorite animals, uplifted and inspired by the music and story of The Lion King,” Tesseyman, long time teacher in her 16th year of instructing and an innovator of choreography and student connection to movement, reflects on her first years becoming inspired by this classic story. “I think I always had a fondness for these tales that brought the hero out of the under dog, the epic challenges to rise above trials and tribulations, or preserve the sacredness of the earth – the classic battle between light and dark, good vs evil. When life handed me particular challenges, these stories were sort of my inspiration that I wasn’t just surviving through hard times, but rising above them, growing integrity, grit and grace in all that I did, to become better for myself and those around me.”

Tesseyman was inspired two years ago by the music from the Original Broadway Cast of The Lion King. “The music lifted my chest and as tears poured down my face – I knew it was time for me to bring this story to the stage – and do it justice. I reflected on a project I created a few years ago – a Dance and Short Film Event, Power Performance, where we addressed the “bullying epidemic” and how a bully becomes a bully. This thought came back to me when thinking of the character from The Lion King, Scar. Was he always so hateful and full of evil? Or did something happen to him that hurt him so deeply and changed him into the character everyone loves to hate? Then there’s the beloved and honorable King Mufasa, who rules with integrity and dignity, who is also shown in a different light – was he always so honorable?

“My belief is that integrity is grown through living life on life’s terms and while we may not always make the right choices at first, it’s up to us to learn from them and make a point to choose right the next chance we get. I also believe that pain, suffering and loss can create so much hurt that the easy way out is hate and resentment – the hard way out is to forgive and accept. While that’s still a choice we can make, they don’t call it a “hard choice” for no reason.”

Tesseyman thoughtfully intertwines everyday challenges for humans into these fantasy characters on stage, and her hope is to bring the audience onto the stage with her company, to feel, identify and think about how they can relate to one or multiple characters during the show, and be a part of the story, even from the seats. “I think because it’s hard to forgive those that hurt us, and it’s hard to accept what is, it makes those who chose love over hate, light over dark, and freedom over suffering, who we are and makes us great in time. See what happens when these characters who you can identify with, choose one way over the other on stage, and they won’t seem so much like animals by the time the curtains close.”

Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Production’s Original Dance Theatre Adaptation of The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, will give the audience the company’s view of the fragile preservation of the beauty and good in the world, which is our responsibility to maintain for the generations ahead. With uplifting songs and dance scenes showcasing the pride of the animals and their love of the earth, this incredible story of The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, an Original Dance Theatre Adaptation, will revoke the age-old story of good versus evil,
light versus dark, the thin line in which they meet and the moral dilemmas that come with following you heart, seeking the truth, finding your power and having the courage to do the right thing.

With a cast of over fifty dancers ranging in ages from 6 to 60, using styles ranging from Horton, Contemporary, African and Broadway Jazz, to Hip Hop, Krumping, Martial Arts and Ballroom and more, this two hour Dance Theatre Production is jam packed with incredible characters that will make you laugh and cry, jump in shock, fall in love and hopefully – get up and dance!

THE LION KING, A BROTHERS’ TALE

WHEN AND WHERE

Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions Presents The Lion King, A Brothers’ Tale, an Original Dance Theatre Adaptation, opening at the Strom Auditorium in Rockport Maine, Saturday December 2nd at 7:00pm (seating starts at 6:30pm) and Sunday December 3rd at 2:00pm (seating starts at 1:30pm). Running time is 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Tickets are available in advance online at www.kineticenergyalive.com, at Zoot Coffee on Elm Street in Camden, or at the door. Strom Auditorium at CHRHS is located at 25 Keelson Drive in Rockport, Maine.